Charyn Canyon Private Tour: Explore Almaty's Popular Wildlife in a Day
10 Ratings

One-day trip to the Charyn Canyon - the most popular tour from Almaty, which takes you to the heart of wildlife. The scale of the canyon and the landscapes surrounding it make the trip to the Charyn Canyon unforgettable.

During the tour We’ll visit the ‘Moon’ Canyon and the Bartogai Reservoir.

Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Almaty - 07.30. After becoming acquainted with the guide in your hotel or any convenient place in Almaty, we start our adventure.
  • Charyn Canyon - 08.00. We’ll stop on the way to buy and try a hot cake and have some tea.

09.30. Next stop will be in Baiseit village, where We’ll buy ripe fruit at the bazaar.

10.30. We’ll come to the Charyn National Nature Park. Here the guide will tell you the history of the “Valley of Castle” canyon and show you the most breathtaking views of the canyon.

11.00. We’ll descend into the canyon to the Charyn River. It takes about 40 minutes to walk one way.

12.00. We’ll stop for rest in “Eco Park” of the Charyn Canyon. There is a café where we can eat. The guide will get you some tea with Kazakh sweets and you’ll have an hour of free time for rest.

13.00. We’ll go back to our SUV and drive to the “Moon” Canyon.

  • Charyn Canyon National Park - 14.00. We’ll get acquainted with a completely different canyon in the Charyn National Park. And we’ll go deep into the canyon for a little walk through the mazes.

  • Bartogai Lake - 16.00. We’ll go back to Almaty city. There is another stop on the way to the Bartogai Reservoir.

  • Almaty - 19.00. The guide will take you to any place convenient for you in Almaty city or to the airport.

What's Included
  • Includes National Park fees
  • Lunch provided
  • Air-conditioned private SUV or minivan transport
  • 1.5L bottled water supplied
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (for central accommodations)
  • Professional guide and driver service
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jan 2, 2024
great day - Our guide/driver Dmitry was really fantastic. Very knowledgeable but not over-bearing. He was intuitive to everyone's personality. He made a great effort to point out everything that had genuine interest. We all had a wonderful day. Very often guides try too hard. If you book any tour, ask for him.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 14, 2023
Great 1-day tour together with comprehensive information package - We had a one-day tour to Charyn Canyon, Alexander as our tour guide and driver. The whole day was really enjoyable. Of course the canyon itself and walking over there was nice, but talking with Alexander was at least as nice too! He gave us a huge amount of information about Kazakhstan and also, as he's an experienced traveller, he has a good view to relate things from different places. The whole driving was around 100 km, but it was comfortable with a good driver. In addition, as we were a bit faster in our day trip, we visited the Medeu park as a bonus in the end of the day. Really can recommend these guys!
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Jul 3, 2022
Amazing experience! - It was without a doubt the best experience we had in Kazakhstan. The tour was perfect and in addition to visiting the canyon, we also visited some famous lakes and had an incredible cultural immersion tasting the local flavors. Our lunch was delicious and was served to us in a typical nomadic hut. It was amazing. Our guide Michael did everything to make us feel part of the local life, answering all our questions teaching us a lot about the country and the places visited. This experience has certainly entered our list of the best moments of our travels around the world.
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Feb 5, 2021
Super day I will remember forever - Aidyn was professional, knowledgeable, personable, and safety-minded. What a great day. I booked my next tour with SUVtours before the current one was even finished.
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Feb 25, 2020
Amazing tour :-) - The tour program is amazing. Recommend you if you visit Almaty. We had some schedules’ problem, and we could modify the meeting time in advance. The guide is friendly- he told several things about Almaty, Kazakhstan, etc, he took our pictures a lot, and made our trip funny. The traditional food we had in the tour was also really nice and fresh. If I can come back to the Almaty, I’ll definitely use Suvtour’s adorable tour program. 한국인 분들 고민 중이시라면 선택하시길 강추드립니다. 한국인 후기가 잘 없어서 약간 고민고민 했었는데 진짜 후회 없습니다. 다시 카자흐스탄 올 일 있더라도 저는 여기 투어 이용할 것 같아요!
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May 7, 2019
great place with great guide - Communication with Kiryll was excellent, he responded for any question almost immediately. Mikhail was one of the best tour guides we ever met. We spent a really good time on the tour and it was great to stop by in the middle of the steppe to have a picture with sheeps :) I'm giving 4 out of 5 stars, 'cause the price could have been lover, but the tour itself was fantastic.
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Apr 25, 2019
Beat tourguide ever - If you are still thinking where to book your daytour out of almaty, you can stop looking and this should be your choice! My partner and i booked this tour and we were guided by Ruslan to the Charcyn Canyon. He truly is the best guide ever。 He is very caring and tailored to our needs. He was on time to pick us up and introduced all about kazakhstan along the way, from culture to music. When we aere in the canyon, he made sure we got all the great photospots while at the same time shade us from the big winds and guarantee our safety. You can tell when a guide is truly passionate about his job and Ruslan made sure we have the best welcome from Kazakhstan. I was laving the next day at night, but my airbnb host didnt allow us to keep the luggage. Ruslan volunteered to drive our luggage during his offday, while bringing us to visit a surprising spot of medeu and shymbulak which was amazinggggg. He did it jus to help us without charging us a cent. We became friends and he truly made our experience in almaty amazing! Will surely come back for more tours from this guude and i highly recommend this company! Thank you Ruslan!
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up to 4 guests
April 2024